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Faculty Videos

Basic science and clinical research faculty members explore many different cellular and body processes in their search for answers to challenging basic science and health-related questions. Enjoy meeting these brilliant men and women as they describe (in plain English) what drives them in their chosen research fields and the positive impacts they are making for Arkansas and the nation.  Click “play” to watch a brief YouTube video.         

Addiction, Drug Design/Discovery, and Drug Toxicity

CompadreCesar Compadre, Ph.D.
Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy
Research Interest: Bioactive compounds  from natural origin; Medicinal chemistry

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W. Brooks Gentry, M.D.
Professor, Anesthesiology and Pharmacology, College of Medicine
Research Interest: Drug abuse treatments affecting concentration/time in the body

 

 

 

S. Michael Owens, Ph. D.
Professor, Director, Center for Alcohol/Drug Abuse Prevention, College of Medicine
Research Interest: Antibody-based medicine to treat drug abuse

 

 

 

Eric Peterson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology, College of Medicine
Research Interests: Antibody-based medications to treat chronic and acute methamphetamine (METH) abuse

 

 

 

fantegrossi_smWilliam E. Fantegrossi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Collage of Medicine
Research Interests: Behavioral pharmacology; Drug interactions

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Aging

Jeanne Y. Wei, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Director Reynolds Inst. on Aging; Chair, Geriatrics, College of Medicine
Research Interest: Effects of aging on the heart

 

 

            

Birth Defects & Development

Charlotte Hobbs, M.D. Ph.D.
Professor, Director, Center for Birth Defects Research & Prevention, Pediatrics, College of Medicine
Research Interest: Birth defects, Folate metabolism, Downs’ syndrome

 

 

 

Donald Mock, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Medicine
Research Interest: Nutrition of biotin and human development

 

 

 

Bone

Stavros C. Manolagas, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Dir., Endocrinology and Metabolism, Osteoporosis/ Metabolic Bone Diseases Center, College of Medicine
Research Interest: Vitamin D metabolism, immune system, osteoporosis

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Roy Morello, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Physiology and Biophysics, College of Medicine
Research Interest: Bone formation and disease/osteoporosis

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Charles O’Brien, Ph.D.
Professor, Div. of Endocrinology, Internal Medicine, College of Medicine
Research Interest: Cellular and molecular mechanisms responsible for osteoporosis

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Cancer

Randy Haun, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy
Research Interest: Cell surface proteins & adhesion in pancreatic cancer

 

 

 

Robert Griffin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Director of Radiation Biology Div., College of Medicine
Research Interest: Blood flow response, tissue oxygenation and cancer growth/metastasis in response to experimental therapeutics

 

 

 

uams-TackettAlan Tackett, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Research Interest: Epigenetics, proteomics and cancer

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Cardiovascular

Nancy J. Rusch, Ph.D.
Professor, Chair, Pharmacology/Toxicology, College of Medicine
Research Interest: Calcium ion abnormalities and high blood pressure

 

 

  

McSweeny

Jean McSweeney, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN
Professor, Director, Nursing Ph.D. program, College of Nursing
Research Interest: Coronary heart disease in women including symptoms, risk factors and biomarkers; cardiac rehabilitation, bio-behavioral intraventions

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Marjan Boerma, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy
Research Interest: Radiation-induced heart disease, and medical countermeasures against radiological/nuclear accidents

 

 

 

Steven Post, Ph.D.
Director, Experimental Pathology Division, College of Medicine
Research Interest: Cardiovascular and inflammation

 

 

 

Jerry Ware, Ph.D.
Professor, Physiology and Biophysics, College of Medicine
Research Interests: clarify the role of platelets in hemostasis, thrombosis and in the development of cardiovascular disease

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Infectious Disease

Mayeux_105x142Philip R. Mayeux, Ph.D.
Professor, Director of Education, Pharmacology and Toxicology, College of Medicine
Research Interests: Kidney infections and damage from sepsis

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Mark S. Smeltzer, Ph.D.
Professor, Director, Center for Microbial Pathogenesis and Host Inflammatory Responses (CMPHIR), Microbiology & Immunology; Dept. of Orthopedics, College of Medicine
Research Interest: Staphylococcus aureus infections

 

 

 

Stumhofer

Jason Stumhofer, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Microbiology& Immunology, College of Medicine
Research Interest: Malaria

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Voth

Daniel Voth, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Microbiology & Immunology, College of Medicine Research Interest: Coxiella burnetii

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Liver

Kevin D. Raney, Ph.D.
Professor, Chair, Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, College of Medicine
Research Interest: Protein interactions, aging, hepatitis

 

 

 

 

Stroke

Michael Borrelli, Ph.D.
Professor, Director, Radiology Research, College of Medicine
Research Interest: Ultrasound/microbubbles to destroy clots and cancer; Nanoscience

 

 

                   

Neurobiology

John Dornhoffer, M.D.
Professor, Director, Division of Otology and Neurology, College of Medicine
Research Interest: Tinnitus (ringing in the ears

 

 

 

Mark Mennemeier, Ph.D.
Professor, Neurobiology & Develop. Sciences; Director, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Lab, College of Medicine, Research Interest: Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)

 

 

 

Edgar Garcia-Rill, Ph.D.
Professor, Anatomy and Psychiatry, Director, Ctr. of Translational Neuroscience, College of Medicine
Research Interest: Brain circuitry, sleep/wake regulation, depression

 

 

 

Paul D. Drew, Ph. D.
Professor, Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences, College of Medicine
Research Interest: Multiple Sclerosis, Immune responses in the brain